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There are a few different kinds of tenancies in Texas. One of these tenancies is a month-to-month tenancy. “Month-to-month” tenants are those under a rental agreement with no fixed end date. Such tenants normally must provide at least 30 days’ notice prior to move-out.
It is recommended that the tenant send the letter via certified mail, return receipt requested so that they can prove that the letter was received if there is ever a dispute. Emailing the letter is also sometimes permissible. Check the terms of the rental agreement to find out how to properly send notices to the landlord. State law usually requires that month-to-month tenants provide notice prior to the start of the final month of occupancy (30-day notice required at a minimum). However, rental agreements may require longer notice periods than the state minimum. When in doubt, always check the terms of your specific lease agreement.
It is important for the tenant to include a forwarding address where the landlord should send any portion of the security deposit that remains after any needed repairs are made. Review the rental agreement for any requirements that the tenant must meet in order to have their security deposit returned. For instance, tenants must often ensure that the unit has been thoroughly cleaned and that keys and any other property of the landlord has been returned. It is recommended to have the property professionally cleaned by a maid service so that you can submit the receipt as proof.
In the notice letter to the landlord, you may also indicate whether you wish to be present during any move-out inspection of the rental unit. If possible, it is a good idea for tenants to be there during the inspection in order to ensure that it is accurate and that they are not being charged for normal wear and tear or damages that were already present when they moved in. The tenant can submit a few different dates and times when they are available for the move-out inspection, and the landlord should coordinate with them, accordingly. Finally, be sure to sign and date the letter and keep a copy for your records. Often times, a landlord may claim that they did not receive the requisite notice letter. It is always best to follow up with your landlord via email to confirm receipt of your letter.
I built my law practice on the premise of being a life raft in a sea of sharks. I want to be an advocate for those that have been wronged and are too intimidated to seek help. My firm is here to explore your options, guide you through your legal journey, and give you that safe space to ask questions! There’s no such thing as a stupid question…Only the ones you don’t ask. So, my question to my clients is not “do you have any questions?” But rather “what questions do you have?”
As always, the Kazi Law Firm is standing by to help you in your time of need. Don’t hesitate to contact us today. We specialize in real estate law, landlord-tenant disputes, immigration, and wills & estate planning. Family is at the core of our practice. Just as we treat our family with respect and understanding, we treat yours. Come join the Kazi Law Firm family today!
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